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How fatal is kidney cancer (renal cancer)?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on stage of

Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%.
See the site below for details. http://www.cancermonthly.com/cancer_basics/kidney.asp.

In brief: Depends on stage of

Disease. Early stage renal cancer has 5 year survival of about 70% and late stage has a 5 year survival of about 10%.
See the site below for details. http://www.cancermonthly.com/cancer_basics/kidney.asp.
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Dr. Brian Lane
Survival has been improving in recent years due to earlier detection. For small renal masses (<4 cm), survival 90% or better is typical.
Dr. Chung-Han Lee
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Often life limiting.

For kidney cancer that has spread (stage IV), median overall survival is ~ 1 year. In other words, 1/2 of people live longer than 1 year, and 1/2 people live shorter than 1 year. With treatment, median overall survival is now ~ 3 years.
In other words, 1/2 of people live longer than 3 years, and 1/2 of people liver shorter than 3 years.

In brief: Often life limiting.

For kidney cancer that has spread (stage IV), median overall survival is ~ 1 year. In other words, 1/2 of people live longer than 1 year, and 1/2 people live shorter than 1 year. With treatment, median overall survival is now ~ 3 years.
In other words, 1/2 of people live longer than 3 years, and 1/2 of people liver shorter than 3 years.
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In brief: Stage dependany

Stage is key; stage i very curable, things fall from there, go to nccn.
Org for good tables.

In brief: Stage dependany

Stage is key; stage i very curable, things fall from there, go to nccn.
Org for good tables.
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